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Mehmet Dere was born in 1979 in Izmir. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. Mehmet Dere's studio, located in Izmir Gürçesme, also hosts the contemporary art initiative 49A, of which he is the founder. This studio has been founded with the pursuit to create a space wh… Read More
Mehmet Dere was born in 1979 in Izmir. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. Mehmet Dere's studio, located in Izmir Gürçesme, also hosts the contemporary art initiative 49A, of which he is the founder. This studio has been founded with the pursuit to create a space where contemporary art can exist in the rhythm of everyday life, open itself up to the world, and interact with its environment. 49A, which is the construct of a visible and sustainable tangible space, thus aims to ensure the accessibility and possibilities of production and host other people's projects in a playfield. The artist, who has opened his first solo exhibitions in this space, is also a longtime member of the K2 Contemporary Art Center in Izmir and has participated in numerous group exhibitions at the center. Additionally Dere has participated in "When Ideas Become Crime" curated by Halil Altindere at the Tütün Deposu in 2010; "Port Izmir 2, Silence_Storm, International Contemporary Art Triennial"; and the "I am Here, The Time is Now" exhibition at Rotterdam curated by Ong Keng Sen and sponsored by the European Culture Fund in 2008. He was awarded the special prize at the "27th Contemporary Artists Exhibition" at Akbank Art Beyoglu. In 2007, he participated in the special project realized at Santral Istanbul in the scope of the 10th Istanbul Biennial. The artist's first comprehensive solo exhibition titled "Quid rides? De te fabula narratur." organized at Rampa consists of a series of ironic and upfront constructs focusing on local and social memory research deriving from Turkey's cultural history.

Mehmet Dere continues his work in Izmir and Istanbul. Read Less
1979 Born in İzmir.

Lives and works in İzmir and İstanbul / Turkey

Education

2000 – 04

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Quid rides? De te fabula narratur, Rampa, İstanbul / Turkey

2010

One Night Stand, 49A, İzmir / Turkey

2008

Stardust, Mehmet Dere, 49A, İzmir / Turkey

2004

Dere-ce, Room: 229, K2 Contempo… Read More
1979 Born in İzmir.

Lives and works in İzmir and İstanbul / Turkey

Education

2000 – 04

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Quid rides? De te fabula narratur, Rampa, İstanbul / Turkey

2010

One Night Stand, 49A, İzmir / Turkey

2008

Stardust, Mehmet Dere, 49A, İzmir / Turkey

2004

Dere-ce, Room: 229, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir / Turkey

Notify Me If I’m Faulty, Room: 233, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir / Turkey

BA, Painting and Drawing, Dokuz Eylül University. Faculty of Fine Arts, İzmir / Turkey

Group Exhibitions

2011

Deadpan Exchange V: Skopje, Skopje / Macedonia

Re-Locate, Apartment Project, İstanbul / Turkey

2010

When Ideas Become Crime, Tütün Deposu, İstanbul / Turkey

Silence_Storm, Port İzmir 2, International Triennial of Contemporary Art, İzmir / Turkey

Kasa Gallery, 10th Year exhibition, İstanbul / Turkey

2009

Translocation, collaborative exhibition, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz / Austria

Go to Salzamt exhibition, Salzamt Atelierhaus, Linz / Austria

İddialıyız, Mehmet Dere & Nejat Satı, 49A, İzmir / Turkey

Şebeke, video screening, curated by Selim Birsel, Centre d’Art Contemporain Georges
Pompidou, Carjac / France


 


 

2008

Heim, Kutu Project, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt / Germany

Made in Turkey, Positionen türkischer Künstler 1978-2008, Frankfurt / Germany

I AM HERE, THE TIME IS NOW, European Cultural Foundation, curated by Ong Keng Sen,
Rotterdam / Netherlands

Work to Room, collaborative project, curated by Övül Durmuşoğlu, Gon Bookstore, İstanbul /
Turkey

Urban Jelaousy, 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, curated by Serhat Köksal &
Amirali Ghasemi, Tehran / Iran

27. Contemporary Artist Exhibition, Special Award, Akbank Sanat Beyoğlu, İstanbul / Turkey

2007

10. İstanbul Biennial, Special Project, Santral İstanbul, İstanbul / Turkey

Off the Record, Parallel Event, Port 07 İzmir, Konak Municipality, Çetin Emeç Exhibition Hall,
İzmir / Turkey

Unmarked Categories, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir / Turkey

Endless Possibilities, curated by Adnan Yıldız, Kasa Gallery, İstanbul / Turkey

All About Lies, collaborative project, Apartment Project, İzmir Port, İzmir / Turkey

2005

The little, the cheap, the trash and absolutely passionate: Young Turkish Artists from K2
Artists Initiative, Helsinki / Finland

DERE & SATI, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir / Turkey

A Little Break, K2 Contemporary Art Center, İzmir / Turkey

Alice vs. Alice, artists from K2 artists initiative, Kasa Gallery, İstanbul / Turkey

2004

Çatı Katı Tavan Arası, karma sergi, K2 artists initiative, Kasa Gallery, İstanbul / Turkey Read Less
Member Since: Aug 30, 2008